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(1920-1976)



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Abbreviated
Curriculum Vitae

  • 1920 - Born, New York:
    Frank Twombly Hubbard
  • 1942 - Harvard University, AB
  • 1947 - Harvard University, AM
  • 1947 - Apprenticed as Harpsichord Maker with Arnold Dolmetsch, Ltd., Haslemere, Surrey, England
  • 1948 - Apprenticed as Harpsichord Maker with Hugh Gough, London
  • 1949 - Founded with William Dowd, Hubbard & Dowd, Inc.
  • 1957 - Fulbright Fellowship
    (research, France)
  • 1957 - American Philosophical Society Grant
  • 1958 - Belgium American Educational Foundation CRB Fellowship
  • 1959 - Founded Frank Hubbard Harpsichords, Inc.
  • 1962 - Published Harpsichord Regulating and Repairing, Tuners Supply Co.
  • 1965 - Published Three Centuries of Harpsichord Making, Harvard Univ. Press.
  • 1967 - American Philosophical Society Grant
  • 1967 - Invited to found a workshop in Paris for the restoration of instruments in the Museum of the Conservatory. Also taught a course in the history of the harpsichord in the Conservatory
  • 1970 - Taught course at Harvard Summer School, History of the Harpsichord
  • 1972 - Taught course at Boston University, History of Musical Instruments
  • 1973 - St. Botolph Club (Boston) Arts Award
  • 1973 - Founded with Lawrence C. Erdmann, Frank Hubbard Harpsichord Kits, Inc.
  • 1975 - Visiting Committee, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Department of European Decorative Arts & Sculpture; also Boston University and Franklin Institute projects
  • 1976 - Scheduled to teach course at Harvard, The Harpsichord: Its Role in Music, Society, Science, Technology and the Decorative Arts

Articles:

  • The Galpin Society Journal
  • Museum Notes, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Journal of the American Recorder Society
  • Harvard Dictionary of Music
  • Groves Dictionary

Papers Read:

  • American Musicological Society (2)
  • Yale University Collection of Musical Instruments
  • Boston Museum of Fine Arts
  • Cornell University, Department of Music
  • Dartmouth College
  • Boston University
  • Tufts University
  • Brandeis University
  • University of Indiana

Restorations performed for the following institutions:

  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Musikhistorisches Museum, Copenhagen
  • Boston Museum of Fine Arts (3)
  • Paris Conservatory (4)
  • Rhode Island School of Design (2)
  • Yale University, Musical Instrument Collection
  • Harvard University
  • Wellesley College
  • Vizcaya (Miami, FL)
  • Cornell University

1976 Died, February 26, Wellesley, MA.

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